Damian Mandola Charged With Burglary in Hill Country

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Courtesy Hays County Sheriff's Department
Damian Mandola has been charged with burglary of a building.
Restaurateur Damian Mandola has been charged with burglary of a building at a winery adjacent to his Hill Country eatery, Trattoria Lisina. The 61-year-old founder of the Carrabba's restaurant chain was booked into the Hays County Jail on April 3, and was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

This isn't the first time Mandola has received unwanted attention since moving to the small town of Driftwood; in 2009, Jeff and Patty Maddux, neighbors of Mandola and his wife, Trina, accused the Mandolas of having their three Swiss mountain dogs killed. The Madduxes believed the dogs were slain because one of them accidentally crushed the Mandolas' beloved poodle, Peppermint. (And people think Driftwood is just a sleepy little town!)

The Mandolas denied the accusations about the dogs.

Hays County Sheriff's Department public information officers were not available on Friday afternoon to offer more details about the arrest.

Mandola did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment, and he could not be reached at Trattoria Lisina, but we'll update you if we hear back.

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Verminsia
Verminsia

You must be onto this guy like glue if he's accused of harming dogs. But you'd be second in line: his ex at Giacomo's would tar and feather the fellow for canine abuse. 

Sad what living in the hills does to a man.

corriander
corriander

@Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

Oh my, assault with a deadly weapon might be more serious than the previous charge. Does anyone attribute his bad behaviour to a misguided attempt at PR, similar to something Mattress Mac might pull? 

james.brock
james.brock

@Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah  


Texas Penal Code
  • Under the Texas Penal Code, burglary can be committed in three ways. A person commits burglary if he enters a habitation or a building that is not open to the public with the intent to commit a felony, theft, or an assault without the consent of the owner. A person commits burglary by remaining concealed in a building or dwelling with the intent to commit a felony, theft, or an assault. This person also does not have the owner's consent. A person commits burglary if he enters a building or habitation without the owner's consent and commits or attempts to commit a felony, theft or an assault.



Read more: http://www.ehow.com/about_6567659_punishment-burglary-texas.html#ixzz2y1JacJKP

SirRon
SirRon

I think we all can agree the two best archaic punishments are a good tar and feather or a draw and quarter.

boudica2
boudica2

@SirRon A good defenestration can also be rather satisfying. 

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